Lower Left Abdominal Pain, Do Ovarian Cysts Recur?
Hello my name is Moreena. In 2015 I operated on my left ovarian cyst, and now I feel my left abdomen hard when pressed u0026amp; I feel my stomach is a bit swollen, does the cyst grow again ?? Are there any cysts besides surgery ?? At the moment I am 28 years old u0026amp; I am not married. Please answer yes doctor, thank you
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Basically, ovarian cysts are small and without complications, generally do not cause pain. An ovarian cyst will only experience pain if it is so large that it compresses the surrounding organs, twisted cysts, or ruptured cysts. So, the suspicion of a large, twisted ovarian cyst or a ruptured cyst, as a cause of your left abdominal pain, cannot be ruled out.
However, the cause of lower left abdominal pain is not just ovarian cysts, it can also be due to the following conditions:
Inflammation of the large intestine Inflammation of the sac formed in the large intestine (diverticulitis) Urinary tract infections Pain in muscles due to overuse or due to injury Nerve pain, etc. To ascertain the cause of the condition, of course physical examination is needed first, it can even be accompanied by investigations. For that, you should immediately check your condition to a general practitioner first. If necessary, the doctor will carry out investigations such as blood tests, stool tests, etc., or refer you to certain specialists according to the suspicion of the condition
As for what you should do is:
Limit heavy physical activity. Consume 2 liters of water a day and adequate fiber. Warm compresses to the painful area. If the pain is felt to be excessive, you can take over-the-counter pain medication at a pharmacy such as paracetamol.
That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it helps and useful :)